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I would love to see our bike trail and some walking trails renewed and reworked. It was a draw for us when we moved here, but then people warned us that the bike trail is not well maintained and could even be considered a little dangerous after dark. The trail around the rec fields near Ross Cannon is fine as long as there are events going on at the fields, but I have felt uneasy on them alone.
I would love to see our bike and walking trails reworked and renewed. It was a draw for us when we moved here, but we were told that the bike trail wasn’t maintained and could even be considered slightly dangerous after dark. The walking trail around the rec fields is fine as long as there are events going on at the fields, but I have felt uneasy on it alone.
A bike and walking trail from York to Rock Hill using the old railroad tracks would be awesome. Imagine the impact this could have for the area.
Same here. My children and I have had trouble finding safe places to run. The walking trail has lots of places that are not visible, run along forested areas, and are not safe to allow my kids to run independently out of my sight. I called to ask about using the tracks at the schools but was told those are off limits. We need to update and make safe the public parks and existing community recreational facilities.
An abandoned rail line connects Rock Hill to downtown York and goes on to other great, small towns in western York County all the way to Cherokee County. The Rails-to-Trails movement has had a huge economic/tourism impact in other places. We lived in St. Louis 14 years and saw what a boost to the economy and quality of life the Katy Trail was from St. Charles all the way across the state to Kansas City. A similar trail could have a huge impact on Western York County.
With the increase in population in York County and neighboring Rock Hill a additional Sports Complex with new facilities in the Alexander Love Hwy. area would be a huge success. This could even coincide the the growth of the Sports complex going up at Knowledge Park and proposed improvements to Cherry Park. The only thing limiting sports growth is venues. The York and Clover areas are busting for places to practice and play. Some organizations are having to use school grounds just to have space. The proof in this is just look how the new YMCA in Clover has flourished in such a short amount of time. Thanks
With some updating & proper maintenance the “bike trail” could be the start of a rails to trails route to surrounding communities. We have enjoyed walking the trail even in its poorly maintained condition, especially, since it crosses the historic York Mills area.
May be able to obtain a grant by exploring the information at this link http://www.carolinathreadtrail.org/resources/funding-sources/
I totally agree with the rails to trails effort. That being said, I would use Greenville’s “Swamp Rabbit Trail” as inspiration. They have done a beautiful job with their multi-use greenway.
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